CIPO issued a notice today that it is still reviewing comments received on its proposed guidance to patent Examiners relating to patentable subject matter. CIPO indicated that it will provide an update in October.
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Sylvain Laporte, Commissioner of Patents, Registrar of Trade-marks and CEO at CIPO was selected by Managing IP for its list of the 50 most influential people in intellectual property. Continue reading Influential in IP
The Canadian Intellectual Property Office released its five-year plan called “Inspired by Innovation; Committed to Success“.
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CIPO has posted the comments it received relating to its proposed guidance on patentable subject matter. Most of the posted comments are critical of the proposals. Continue reading Comments on CIPO Consultation
The Canadian Intellectual Property Office has released its 2010-2011 Annual Report which includes reports on progress on client service, backlog and statistics.
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The number of patent applications published or that entered national phase in Canada in 2011 was down slightly. Smart & Biggar, Gowlings and Norton Rose remained the top three patent firms by volume of applications for 2011. My list of patents firms by volume is now available for 2011.
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Trademark filings for 2011 were up about 7% from 2010. The percentage of trademark applications filed directly by the applicant increased from about 17% in 2010 to about 20% in 2011. My list of the top trademark firms by volume is now available for 2011. Continue reading Canadian Trademark firms in 2011
CIPO has released consultation documents on the timing of accelerated examination for industrial design applications with claims of priority.
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CIPO has released its consultation documents on patentable subject matter. The consultation period is open until May 2, 2012 and relates to both the Federal Court of Appeal’s decision in Amazon.com and diagnostic methods.
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As an update to my post earlier this month about the allowance of the patent application, the Amazon.com “one-click” patent has been granted in Canada. The Canadian Patent Office website shows that CA2,246,933 has an issue date of today.